Ohio State is now 12-8 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games. The Buckeyes are now 6-2 as a No. 1 seed.
Trailing 23-19 with four minutes to play in the first half, Ohio State made its last five field goals, including three three-pointers, and the final free throws in a 16-2 run to end the half.
With three rebounds, Evan Turner tied Frank Howard for 14th on the Ohio State all-time career rebounding list, now with 635. Evan Turner’s eight assists tied the most by an Ohio State player in a Big Ten Tournament game (previous best was eight by Mike Conley and Scoonie Penn)
The Buckeyes are a perfect 16-0 this season when shooting 50 percent or better.
Ohio State has reached the semifinals for the fifth time overall and the fourth time in the last five years.
Michigan had just eight turnovers in the entire game against Iowa on Thursday, but Ohio State forced nine in the first half today.
Jon Diebler had 11 points, and now needs just 11 more for 1,000 in his career.
Ohio State defeated Michigan for the second time in four years at the Big Ten Tournament. Both wins have come with Ohio State as the No. 1 seed.
William Buford has 55 points and 28 rebounds vs. Michigan in three games this season.
The 68 points by Michigan were the second-most given up in a Buckeye win this season (70, California).
Ohio State shot 58.3 percent from three-point range, the best performance from the arc in Ohio State Big Ten Tournament history (.563 vs. Michigan State in 2009).
Until the final minute, Ohio State had used just six players, and four of those players (Turner, Lighty, Diebler, Buford) played all 40 minutes.